Saturday, August 16, 2008

Recycled Flowers Birthday Card

My mother-in-law will be 92 this month and although her card is fairly simple-looking on the outside, the inside holds a special surprise for her! Still a very capable seamstress, her last letter arrived with a bit of fabric taped to the outside of the envelope flap. After sealing it, she realized she'd forgotten to include the fabric swatch from a new dress she'd just sewn. Amazingly it got to us! It occured to me to use fabric stiffener & then punch flowers from the swatch & include them in her bday card. Amazingly, designer Lauren Meader posted the perfect way for me to use them here in her July 31st post, Paper Garden Spring Out Card. So thanks to Lauren, my card idea was sealed! I hope my Mother-in-law enjoys seeing these fabric flowers as much as I enjoyed recycling her little fabric remnant! I'm just sorry I won't be able to see her face when she opens it!!!
Paper: Luxe Designs: Chick Flick DP; Classic Columns Solar White Cardstock; Vellum from stash
Embellishments: Karen Foster Rub-On; Vellum Verse from stash


Gwen said...

Oh Marge!!! I love this one too!!!! what a cleaver idea with the fabric flowers and all!!! She is not going to belive her eyes!!!
I Just love the black & white....and I am sure she will too!!

Sassy said...

That is a beautiful card. Your mother-in law will love it. What a great idea to use the fabric.


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